- Preparation for commercial print - Learning how we use Photoshop files and Illustrator files combined within InDesign.
- The slug area is used for the printer's marks.
- Producing a leaflet which is going to be folded, we use the slug are to put fold marks where it is going to be folded. Perhaps a 20mm slug area for fold marks.
- Primary text frame - If you are using a multiple page document and click this option then it will automatically add a text box on each of the pages ready to use. This is very useful for text heavy documents.
- Start page number is to do with where the page numbering starts.
- To apply colour we add it to a shape.
Using the swatch palette is very easy to use and apply to shapes.
Visually if you are working with a limited number of colours, it is helpful to set up tint swatches. In InDesign if we select a swatch we can select a new tint swatch and that will then give something very similar to my new colour swatch.
We can access lots of different libraries as well.
We can be more specific, then click OK and this will add the swatch to the palette. We can also use the tint swatch option in the same way as we have done previously.
When opening up the Photoshop image in InDesign, the swatches are instantly added to the palette. When we inserted this image we used the 'place' option.
Illustrator file does the same thing.
- The images need to be prepared on Photoshop at the correct size for when we place the image in to InDesign
- Make sure that any colours we are working with are CMYK/spot colours
- TIFF or PSD
- Never copy and paste photoshop art work
- We don't have to consider resolution
- CMYK or SPOT
- Copy and paste in to InDesign
How to get from an inDesign document to the different plates with separate colours.
& 1 SPOT COLOUR
5 COLOURS OVERALL
Indesign can separate the image into the different inks
This will show us how the inks will be separated.
There will be a slight change to the document - images will increase in quality
Viewing the different colours will allow us to see how each of the individual inks will be applied
Indesign will separate each of the colours and will allow the printer to print out a negative for each colour which we are using.
We need to use half tones to print photographic images.
Overprinting or knocking out.
With spot colours, where they overlap, the colour will be knocked out.
This is an example of overprinting.
When selecting the overprint preview in the attributes this is what we see/how we view the results.